If you want a healthy organic garden, you have many options. You just need to learn them and use them.
Look for the variants of a plant that offer the highest yield. Many times, a cold-tolerant or disease-resistant hybrid can have a higher yield versus traditional ones.
Do not plant perennials that are prone to snail infestation. Snails and slugs can quickly wreak havoc on a garden. They tend to enjoy perennials that have thin, smooth, tender leaves, especially those of young plants. There are, however, certain types of perennials that slugs and snails hate. Most of these varieties either have tough leaves or taste unappealing. Good choices in this category are plants such as achillea, campanula, and euphorbia. Heuchera and helleborus also work well.
When the fall season approaches, you must prepare to plant your favorite fall veggies and other edibles. A pumpkin can be used as a planting container instead of clay pots. Slice a hole around the stem, and pull the pumpkin top out. Then remove the guts and use Wilt-Pruf to cover the insides and prevent rot. Once you’ve done this, you can plant.
It is a good idea to pre-soak your seeds in a dark environment overnight. Put a few seeds in a small container and fill it near to the top with water. This will give your seeds a healthy head start in the growth process. This way, the seeds you have planted will have some chance of growing.
Do not cut your grass too short. When the grass is a little longer, the roots will be stronger and the lawn becomes more resistant. If you have short grass, you will have short roots and you will dry out your grass.
You should divide irises. You can increase the number of irises you have by splitting clumps that are overgrown. Try to life the bulbous irises when foliage begins to die. They will literally split in your hand, flowering the next year after replanting. Make use of a knife to split up rhizomes. Cut new pieces from the outside and discard the old center. If done properly, each piece that remains for planting should have a minimum of one viable offshoot. Replant the new shoots right away.
Do not use broad-spectrum pesticides within your garden. While broad-spectrum pesticides will kill most pests, they will also kill helpful insects. Useful insects are more sensitive to these pesticides than the pests, so by killing them, you could be growing your pest population. This can cause you to actually use more pesticides than you originally needed to combat the problem.
Involve the whole family in your horticulture hobby; children find growing things to be very interesting. Gardens are a wonderful place for kids to learn, and working side by side with them can strengthen the bond that you have.
If you’re planning on gardening inside, the first thing you should consider is an adequate light source. If your home does not let in sufficient light, then consider getting plants that thrive in low-light situations. If you do and this does not help, consider investing in some grow-lights.
Perennial gardens should be prepared easily and quickly in the ground. Simple slice into the soil with a spade, flip the turf, and mulch the area with 3 to 4 inches of wood chips. You want to then give the area about a couple of weeks, then you want your new perennials planted by digging into it.
Horticulture is within everybody’s reach, but you will only make the most of your gardening experience with knowledge. Make sure to use these organic tips.